6th Week of Ordinary Time (19th February, 2019)
First Reading: Gen 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10
Gospel: Mk 8:14-21
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is asking his disciples to be on the watch against the yeast of the pharisees and yeast of the Herodian’s, but disciples did not understand what HE is saying that they thought it’s because they had only one loaf of bread. This made Jesus angry, HE asked the crowd to understand what happened in both the multiplication.
Where 4000 and 5000 people were provided with their daily bread and sufficient for all gathered and there were a few baskets that were left over. Jesus then fires the disciples for not having the right perception.
Jesus is here addressing the Yeast as an impurity or as a corruptive agent.
(The unleavened bread is a symbol of purity)
That too for the pleasure-seeking Herodian’s and Pharisees being narrow minded.
We too have the yeast in our midst when there is disbelief, it is due to the yeast content in our minds. We are either legalistically behaving like the Herodian’s or we behave like the pharisees who are narrow minded.
When our approach to the Lord is with faith, our thinking process also will be in the right direction and perception. Amen.